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May 1st is her birthday and if she were alive today she would be 143 years old.
Her mother died May 9, 1905 and Anna wanted to remember her. As she thought about it the idea grew and she decided to create a day to remember all mothers.
The first Mother’s Day was held on May 10, 1908 and a few days later the Philadelphia Inquirer printed an article about the huge success of Anna Marie Jarvis’s idea.
The article boomed: “Millions Observe First ‘Mother’s Day’ – Philadelphia woman overwhelmed by response to her suggestion for national celebration”.
Download and save this article and share it with your family as you prepare for Mother’s Day this year. It’s a great story. You’ll want to read it and pass it along.
And, so the father’s won’t feel left out we have included another article about Sonora Dodd and her suggestion to create Father’s Day. Like Anna Marie Jarvis, the day grew out of the love that Sonora Dodd had for her father William Jackson Smart. The first Father’s Day was held in June 1910 to celebrate his birthday and has been celebrated in June ever since.
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Download and save these articles and share them with your family as you prepare for Mother’s & Father’s Days this year. You’ll want to read and pass these along.